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Friday, June 5th, 2009
Don’t have a cottage? Don’t worry – this summer head to The Rosseau and enjoy time at your new home away from home. It’s a unique mix of relaxed cottage style and luxurious amenities. (more…)
Friday, May 1st, 2009
Dove Spa has just launched its second Canadian location in Toronto at 1375 Yonge Street (Yonge & St. Clair). Designed by Ramsin Khachi, Interior Designer and Principal of the Khachi Design Group, this modern spa reflects clean, neutral and uncluttered spaces, with touches of luxury.
The Dove Spa philosophy is simple – they want to make women feel more beautiful every day, by inspiring them to take good care of themselves. We were impressed that before each treatment you are offered a free 15 minute scientific skin analysis to diagnose your skin type and condition. Using a highly sophisticated multi-dermascope, your Skin Care Expert measures for oil, water, elasticity and pigmentation levels in your skin. We were a little scared to find out what our skin had to say - and we won’t be sharing our results with you!
The service menu is enormous and has every treatment you can possibly think of to pamper yourself. We chose facials when we attended the grand opening. Crystal and Fatima, our estheticians, were super skilled and had our skin glowing like a newborn’s within an hour.
Pop by to take a peek at the spa, and tell them that we sent you!
To book treatments at either the Oakville or Toronto locations call 1-888-SPA DOVE (1-888-772-3683)
Friday, April 24th, 2009
With a daybook filled with appointments from sun up to way past sun down, planning a holiday seems like a fleeting dream. Check out these three destinations and you’ll be moving book a flight/make a hotel reservation to the top of the to-do list.
Beach escape - Florida
Located on a sweet strip of creamy coloured sand in north Miami Beach, Acqualina is a welcome retreat from your daily rat race. Spacious rooms feature dream-inducing beds, huge bathrooms and plenty of space to stash your wardrobe (and new additions!). Take your pick from the beach area with its mini red cabanas or one of three pool areas, and benefit from attentive staff who regularly bestow you with offers of complimentary sunscreen, water and fresh fruit. Take time to indulge at Espa, a lavish spa retreat with plenty of stress-reducing treatments and side benefits such as the Crystal steam room with colour therapy lights, Finnish sauna and private pool. Bring your appetite and indulge your tastebuds with dinner at NYC fave resto Il Mulino and if you need to know the recipe, Executive Chef Michele Mazza hosts cooking classes to learn the secrets of his Italian kitchen. Not far from the glamour of South Beach for a night’s indulgence and a short hop to credit card worthy Bal Harbour Shops, Acqualina Resort is a perfect spot to recharge.
Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
For those who want to better their golf game, and want all the luxuries for girls on holiday, check out these golf destinations that will help you better your game, and give you time to chill with the girls:
Plan a summer getaway to Alberta – Golf Canada’s West offers a girls package of golfing on four courses, two unique hotels and additional activities such as horseback riding, spa time and hiking. Golfers will be able to access four fairways: The Fairmont Banff Springs, Stewart Creek, Kananaskis and SilverTip Resort. Located in beautiful southwestern Alberta, you’ll be tested on keeping your eye on the ball and not distracted by the wild beauty of the Rocky Mountains. The Falcon Crest Lodge in Canmore provides elegant and well-appointed rooms and suites, with welcome necessities for lounging after a day on the greens such as the gas fireplace, outdoor hot tub and private deck for each room.
Golf Canada’s West
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
Located two hours west of Denver, Colorado, the Devil’s Thumb Ranch is casually elegant with its reclaimed wood beam construction and rustic décor. This environmentally friendly outpost now boasts the 12,000 square foot Ranch Creek Spa, which opened this past February.
The two storey building is located a short walk from the main lodge, and was constructed with reclaimed wood. The reception, retail area, men’s and women’s change rooms are on the main floor, sparingly decorated with western and Navajo textiles and antique pieces. The second floor houses a spacious yoga studio, offering classes every weekend, and eight treatment rooms, flooded with natural light and views of the 5,000 acres of Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
Massages, soaks, wraps, facials, and hand and foot treatments are preformed using all natural, raw botanical oils and herbs. Therapists are well versed in suggesting treatments to counter the effects of the dry environment and high altitude. Consider the Rocky Mountain Rain Therapy, which uses nine essential oils massaged along the spine to boost the immune system and puts focus on structural alignment. After indulging in a few treatments, hydrate with the fruit-infused water or an herbal tea. As an added bonus, head to the change room’s sauna, steam room or relaxing aromatherapy lounge to extend the feeling of Zen.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch features 52 rooms in the main lodge, 16 cabins along the ridge, two restaurants, library, mini movie theatre, swimming pool and hot tub, as well as extensive trails for horseback riding, hiking and cross-country skiing. A perfect getaway for big city luxury paired with a healthy dose of western hospitality.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch